How to be a better manager by remembering 5 simple phrases

How to be a better manager: Indra Nooyi CEO of Pepsi on assuming positive intent of others

It’s not easy being a manager. You’re often overbooked with meetings, fighting fires, and balancing the needs of your team.  When the stress piles up, it can be natural to fall back on instincts and away from good habits that generate positive results. With a shortage of time, the question becomes how to be a […]

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Why you need one on one software for your managers

Software is eating the world, or so Marc Andreessen proclaimed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Over the last decade, we’ve seen software eat photography (Instagram), file sharing (Dropbox & Box), getting a taxi (Uber & Lyft), and many more consumer and business areas. Yet, people management has been stuck in the stone age […]

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5 Ways You Could Be Contributing to Poor Management at Your Company

Do you find your managers aren’t succeeding? Are your employees complaining about poor management in surveys or exit interviews? Have you gone away for a week or two and come back to find those you left in charge have been playing “boss” instead of servant leader? It’s easy to point the finger at managers that […]

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Developing Leaders: What To Do When Your Team Grows Too Big

Boss: “You’re doing a great job with your team!” You: “Thanks!” Boss: “You don’t mind if we go ahead and put a few more people on your team, right?” You: “Umm….” Whether this is a conversation you have in your head, or one that’s happened to you in talking to your boss, you know the […]

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Culture Summit SF: The 3 Keys to Retaining and Motivating Your Team

Culture Summit: The 3 Keys to Motivating & Retaining Your Team

What’s the difference between managers who have teams that are motivated & engaged, and those whose teams are disengaged and looking for the exit?  From our research here at Lighthouse, we’ve found 3 key habits for managers that separate the two and we shared it in this slide deck today. I was lucky to be […]

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25 Awesome Leadership Quotes

Leadership quotes - Ed Catmull quote

While managing and leading your team is a set of tasks and challenges that can carry many nuances, some of the best advice is surprisingly simple.  That’s why today, we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best leadership quotes we’ve found over the last year that capture a key lesson or inspiration. “I […]

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Why your one on one needs a meeting agenda and how to make them great

One on one meetings are a crucial tool for managers to keep their teams happy and motivated, yet many struggle with them. Sometimes fixing your one on ones are as simple as asking some fresh questions, or making sure you have a foundation of trust and rapport before you talk about heavier topics. Other times, […]

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Status Updates: The biggest trap to avoid in your one on ones

status updates are what bill lumbergh would use his 1 on 1s for

What questions do you bring to your one on ones? If you’re like many managers, they may be similar to these: What did you do last week? What are you doing this week? What are you doing next week? What’s the status of that project? While those are good questions for a manager to know […]

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